The electrical energy produced from renewable sources, mainly wind power, is doubling every three years. The nature of most renewable energy - variable and sometimes difficult to predict - presents a challenge for electricity supply networks.
The purpose of the MSc is to provide numerate graduates with the requisite knowledge and skills required by the electricity supply industry as it replaces fossil fuel with renewable-power generation.
The programme aims to bring all graduates to a level that will enable them to follow careers in the electricity supply industry. In addition, it provides the following:
A 2.2 Honours degree or above or equivalent recognised qualification in an electrical science discipline (such as Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Physics etc) or a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent recognised qualification in a numerate discipline (such as Mathematics).
Applicants who are non-EEA nationals must satisfy the UK Border Agency (UKBA) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes, by providing evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.0, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University.
*Taken within the last 2 yrs.
Please see http://go.qub.ac.uk/EnglishLanguageReqs for more information on English Language requirements for EEA and non-EEA nationals.
1 year full-time
Morning / Afternoon / Evening.
Introduction to Renewable Energy and Renewable Energy Technology
Planning and Environmental Governance
Power Delivery for Renewable Generation
Assessment will consist of a combination of coursework and written examinations.
There is a very healthy demand for engineers in the electricity supply industry, especially those offering specialist knowledge of renewable generation and integration.
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